From the Spitfire Cockpit to the Cabinet Office
The Memoirs of Air Commodore J F ‘Johnny’ Langer CBE AFC DL
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
296 Pages, 6.1 x 9.1 in, 100 illustrations
- July 2022
- In Stock
- August 2016
- Out of print. Available in Digital Formats at the links below.
On leaving the RAF, he became the Civil Aviation Security Adviser to the UK Government, serving for eight years as a Crown Servant and a further seven years as a consultant. He was a frequent advisor to the Cabinet Office Briefing Room 'A' (Cobra), consulting with members of the cabinet on national and international aviation matters in the wake of a series of security and terrorist emergencies. In 1993 he was appointed Duty Lieutenant for Greater London, with responsibilities for the borough of Hillingdon, location of both Heathrow and Northolt airports. He looked after members of the Royal Family in their departures from these airports and became a good friend of Princess Diana, chaperoning her on a number of solo outings. Interesting details relating to some of their exchanges are included here.
This is a unique autobiography, taking in a vast spectrum of events and experiences. It is also an important record of political, aviation and social history and should appeal to enthusiasts of all these areas of interest.